Might as well have no photo at all, of course, since a photo with a veil on an identity document negates the purpose of the photo itself. But with the interim government having abolished the prohibition on long beards, it may be well disposed to allow this as well, and both will be steps in Tunisia’s slide toward Sharia. “Tunisia: Muslim women want photos with veil on documents,” from ANSAmed, March 11 (thanks to Insubria):
(ANSAmed) – TUNIS, MARCH 11 – An appeal lodged by Mariem Rezgui at the tribunal of Tunis asks Tunisian Muslim women to be allowed, if they want to, to use photographs in which they wear a veil on all their administrative documents (identity card, passport, driving licence), and the annulment of the Internal Ministry disposition that bans this option. The disposition was accepted by the previous regime for security reasons. In the past days the interim government decided to annul another rule contained in this disposition, the regulation that forbids men to wear a long beard in photos used on official documents.